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Max Ellenbecker

Position LHP
Weight 178 lbs.
Class Freshman
Height 5'10''
Hometown Lawrence, Kan.
High School Free State

Honors and Awards:

  • 2008 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll

Summer 2008: Pitched for the Topeka Golden Gians of the MINK League … Went 3-0 with a 4.70 ERA in four starts.

2008 (Sophomore): Named to Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll … Made four appearances, allowing no runs and no walks … Pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings against Tabor (3/11) … Also had scoreless appearances against Chicago State (3/26), Saint Mary (4/2) and Baker (4/15).

Summer 2007: Went 3-1 with a save and a 3.53 ERA for the Topeka Golden Giants of the MINK League … Made nine appearances and three starts … Pitched a complete game … Teammate of current Jayhawk Wally Marciel.

2007 (RS Freshman): Did not allow a run, pitching five innings over four appearances … Allowed only three hits while striking out five on the season … Pitched against Tabor (3/6), Penn State (3/13), Kansas Wesleyan (4/4) and Chicago State (5/13).

2006 (Freshman): Took a redshirt season.

Free State HS: Played prep ball at Free State High School under head coach Mike Hill, Jr. … Named First Team All-State in 2005 … Posted a career record of 11-1 with a 2.97 ERA on the mound … As a junior, struck out 71 batters in 65 innings of work … Played for the Lawrence Raiders American Legion team that won the 2005 Kansas State Championship and finished runners-up in the Regional Tournament.

Personal: Parents are Joe and Sharon Ellenbecker … Older brother, Bix, pitched at Baker University and played one season for the Amarillo Dillas of the Central Independent League … Majoring in architectural engineering.